The Holy Spirit: God Revealed In Power
The Comforter And The Teacher.
The first mention of the Spirit of God in the Scriptures is in Genesis 1 verse 2 – in creation: “And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters”. Thus, the Holy Spirit of God has been revealed from the very beginning, in creation, and is revealed throughout the Scriptures – Old and New Testament.
In the account of the birth of Jesus Christ, as we studied earlier, (Luke 1:26-38) we read the words spoken by the angel Gabriel to Mary, the mother of Jesus: “the Holy Ghost shall come upon thee and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing that shall be born of these shall be called the Son of God (Luke 1:35). In this scripture, we see the revelation of God –as Father, and as the Holy Spirit in the conception of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, our Saviour.
When the time of Jesus ‘ministry on earth was to come to an end, He spoke of ANOTHER Comforter. This time, God is to be revealed by the Holy Spirit, dwelling in man. The Holy Spirit is the promised Comforter and Teacher, revealing the will of God, empowering believers to become the sons of God, and enabling them to do the works of God that Jesus did on earth, by giving His gifts to the body of Christ.
(John 14:16-26; Acts 1:1-9)
Courtesy: Ilorin House Fellowship, Ilorin, Nigeria.